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This concert will take place in the church of Sant Pau del Camp monastery
(Carrer de Sant Pau, 101, 08001 Barcelona)

LA REAL CÁMARA & MARÍA ESPADA

CALDARA: SUBLIMITY, ORDER AND POWER

Directory

    Arias and instrumental pieces taken from A. CALDARA: Il più bel nome (Barcelona 1708); Il nome più glorioso (Barcelona 1709); L’Atenaide (Barcelona 1709); Scipione nelle Spagne (Vienna 1722); Don Chisciotte in corte della Duchessa (Vienna 1727) and Sancio Panza governatore de l’Isola Barattaria (Vienna 1733)

Performers

    La Real Cámara
    María Espada, soprano
    Emilio Moreno, violin and conductor
    • 28 €
    • Monestir Sant Pau del Camp
    • Llums d'Antiga

    La Real Cámara, conducted by Emilio Moreno, will perform a special programme with soprano María Espada on the occasion of the 350th anniversary of composer Antonio Caldara.

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    Program

    In 1708, Italian composer Antonio Caldara spent a few months in Barcelona working as chamber composer to Archduke Charles (Charles III). The aspirant to the Spanish crown had settled in Barcelona a few years earlier, also bringing over his future wife and an entire royal entourage, in which there was no shortage of composers, singers, musicians, painters and architects to stage a show that would be new to the city: the opera. Thus, Caldara is famed for having written the first opera to premiere in Spain, in the midst of the Spanish War of Succession.
    Close to the Palau Reial, the Llotja de Mar (former marketplace) in Barcelona hosted this first opera, as well as other similar performances to the liking of the Austrian court. La Real Cámara, conducted by Emilio Moreno and accompanied by María Espada as soloist, commemorates the 350th anniversary of the Italian composer by performing arias and instrumental pieces from the operas Il più bel nome (Barcelona, 1708), Il nome più glorioso (Barcelona, 1709), L’Atenaide (Barcelona, 1709), Scipione nelle Spagne (Vienna, 1722), Don Chisciotte in corte della Duchessa (Vienna, 1727) and Sancio Panza governatore l’Isola Barattaria (Vienna, 1733).

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